The Civil War at Night – Fort Clinch Under the Stars in HD

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If you’ve followed us for any time, you probably know I am fascinated and moved by the heroes and horrors of the American Civil War.  Last week, we had the pleasure of shooting an event for Inovalon, which included a beautiful evening at Fort Clinch, a Civil War-era fort on the the northern tip of Amelia Island.  The fort itself has a relatively bloodless, but none the less fascinating history that I always enjoy.  To learn (and see) more about the fort, please feel free to visit our post on the 150th Anniversary of Union capture of the Fort.

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But back to this shoot – while there I had the opportunity to capture some fine art images for our client as well as the typical event photos we provide.  The evening looked like rain, but by dusk a sliver of sky was lit ablaze by the setting sun, making for some amazing conditions for that Ken Burns style of sunset photography you may have seen during his documentary, The Civil War. The group was also treated to a pair of twilight field artillery firings courtesy of the a great group of civil war reenactors attached to the fort (below).

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As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!  All images are 1920 x 1080 pixels – perfect for 1080P HD wallpaper for your computer!

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Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

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Dostie’s Warm and Welcoming Las Calinas Model

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We once again had the pleasure of shooting a beautiful Dostie Homes project – this time a wonderfully designed and decorated model home in the new St Augustine neighborhood of Las Calinas.   While I enjoy all our architectural projects, there is nothing quite like shooting a well designed and staged home – as was certainly the case with this great property.  Dostie Homes teamed up with talented interior designer Josie Myers, owner of Ms. J Design, to highlight the great potential this open floor plan home has to offer.

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Be sure to check out all the great details in the gallery below – there is a lot to take in!  From design elements like the coffered ceilings, intricate moldings and innovative use of nooks and spaces, to the perfectly paired furniture, fixtures and accessories that give each room their own distinct personality – this home is really worth not only a visit here on the blog, but an actual tour should you find yourself in the St Augustine area.   And, as always, check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

Want to see more of our architectural work?  Check out our full portfolio at pro.deremerstudios.com/architecture.html.

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

A New View – Disney Fireworks HD Wallpaper from a Novel Perspective

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Undoubtedly, you’ve seen and perhaps even taken your own photos of the evening fireworks at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  Over the years, we’ve explored various locations to shoot this wonderful show – from the iconic images of the Castle from Main Street, to wide shots from the Polynesian Resort (you can download some of our favorite shots from previous visits here).  This time, we took to the heights to shoot the fireworks from the Contemporary Resort.  It proved to be a really great location!

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I would be remiss if I did not mention what brought us to Orlando over the long weekend.  If you’ve been following our blog for some time, you know that my wife an co-owner, Bryn, was diagnosed with breast cancer back in November of 2012.  As you can imagine, the year has been filled with ups and downs as Bryn has gone through surgery, chemo and a seemingly unending stream of appointments and treatments over the past year.  We are thankful that God allowed Bryn and the doctors to catch her cancer early – resulting in a good prognosis, even though she is so young.  We have been blessed by wonderful doctors, nurses and technicians, a great hospital and support from not only our biological families, but also our neighbors and church family.  Add to all of this, a wonderful gift from the Memories of Love organization – who sent us to Orlando to enjoy time with our family and explore Sea World and Universal Studios.  It was a wonderfully renewing gift that we are so very thankful for.

As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!  All images are 1920 x 1080 pixels – perfect for 1080P HD wallpaper for your computer!

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Dreambuilder’s Newest: Welcoming and Warm Architecture in Jacksonville Beach

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Early last week, we had the pleasure of shooting another splendid new home from Dreambuilder Custom Homes.  This new house was designed alongside another Dreambuilder home (see below – to the left of the image).   Though not a gigantic house by beach standards, the open floor plan, strong lines and tall ceilings make for a spacious and welcoming environment.

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As we have come to expect from Dreambuilder, this home has a great combination of premium elements that really add to the overall chic appeal of the house.  Please feel free to check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

Want to see more of our architectural work?  Check out our full portfolio at pro.deremerstudios.com/architecture.html.

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Scapes’ Top-Notch Landscape Design

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This past week, we again had the pleasure of working with the great folks at Scapes of North Florida.  This time, we shot three unique residences, including the new HGTV home in Jacksonville Beach, FL (below).   Be sure to view their innovative landscaping at these three homes by thumbing through the gallery at the bottom of this post.

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Deremer Studios specializes in Architectural photography – both residential and commercial.  Our specialized equipment, designed specifically for this sort of photography, enables us to creatively capture almost any space!  Check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.  Enjoy the photos!

Want to see more of our architectural work?  Check out our full portfolio at pro.deremerstudios.com/architecture.html.

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Dreambuilder’s Modern Take on the Classic Farmhouse

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Next up on our Catch-up Cavalcade is this gorgeous home from Dreambuilder Custom Homes.  This modern take on the quintessentially American farmhouse takes elements of the traditional style and merges it with a modern flair.  This was also the second house where we used our new elevated photography capabilities to capture the house from a variety of angles (such as the one above).

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The modern farmhouse theme was carried indoors, where details like the farmhouse apron sink (above) captured that classic look. As with all Dreambuilder homes, this house came with all sorts of extras – from elegant storage solutions to little details that make a world of difference.  As always, check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

Want to see more of our architectural work?  Check out our full portfolio at pro.deremerstudios.com/architecture.html.

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Dostie Homes’ Mediterranean Twins Fit for a Queen

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Late last week, we spent the evening with Dostie Homes, photographing a pair of their Mediterranean-inspired homes in Jacksonville’s Queen’s Harbor neighborhood.  This particular part of Queen’s Harbor is built around an alley system with deep, narrow lots, however despite the geographical restrictions, Dostie managed to create two stunning, spacious 3000+ square foot homes that feel anything but narrow.

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As part of our continued efforts to expand our capabilities, we invested in one of those expanding step ladders that allow us to shoot from a height of 13 feet with ease – allowing for elevated shots (top) – and providing for a unique perspective.  We also experimented with multiple lighting sources with this shoot, which helped us to light distant areas more evenly and provide some creative lighting ideas to the shoot.  As always, check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

Want to see more of our architectural work?  Check out our full portfolio at pro.deremerstudios.com/architecture.html.

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com